31 of the Best Small Businesses to Buy Beautiful Gifts

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Fancy shopping small this year? If you’re on the look out for unique, beautiful gifts for both mum and baby, here are 31 of the best small businesses to buy from this year.

Fangirl Unauthorised

Fangirl Unauthorised is a small business that sells beautiful handcrafted beaded jewellery. Started as ‘football jewellery’ during the 2018 World Cup, for fans that couldn’t usually find the memorabilia they wanted and as a way of wearing a subtle nod of support. Since then, Fangirl Unauthorised has evolved and creates all sorts of fashionable pieces, all with the ability to be personalised with any wording that you desire.

We particularly love the ‘Mama’ beaded bracelets, handmade using freshwater pearls, 24k gold vermeil beads and signature gold plated brass tag, and presented in a branded jewellery pouch. Shop here. 

The Chuffed Store

The Chuffed Store is a lovingly curated platform to discover exciting products made and produced in the British Isles. The team behind The Chuffed Store are constantly sourcing and searching for hidden treasures from the best independent ethical makers in the country.

Every piece is made by hand, many are complete one-offs, and all are unique – take a look at their website for some lovely gifts for babies and mums. Shop now. 

Small Kins

In a world where our children live in ever increasingly digital lives, Small Kins wants to inspire children to reconnect, play and learn together. Small Kins stocks everything from toys to dinnerware and clothes from a whole host of lovely brands. Shop now. 



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Are you a fan of The Apprentice? If so, then chances are you remember Kathryn Burn from series 16, which aired in early 2022, and her pyjama company Pyjamily. Here you’ll find gorgous matching nightware in fun prints for the whole family- including the dog! Shop now. 


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Perline Beaded Designs

Perline Beaded Designs create beautiful and unique beaded accessories – each bead is hand-threaded! From funky and personalised keyrings to minimalistic glasses chains as pictured (perfect for a busy mum!), these creations make the perfect Christmas present, stocking filler or secret Santa gift. Shop now.

Little Wysteria

All Little Wysteria products are handcrafted in England using lightweight paper clay. Most items are made to order too which means everything can be personalised to the customer’s requirements! A huge bonus for gifting something special at Christmas, like the cute newborn baby gift pictured below. Shop now. 


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My Little Green Wardrobe

My Little Green Wardrobe is a small business that champions organic and sustainable childrens clothing. This year, they’ve hand-curated a selection of organic and eco-friendly baby gifts perfect for baby’s first Christmas.  Each and every item has been included for a reason – including items from local businesses, and products that support vulnerable women in Bangladesh. And what’s more the sale of each gift box will see a tree planted with their partners at Ecolog! Shop now. 


Toastie Kids

Eco Outdoor clothing company TÖASTIE specialises in children’s outdoor wear which is sustainably produced with timeless design and has been awarded the Butterfly mark by positive luxury for our accredited levels of responsibility. With an aim to foster a love of exploring, items are made lightweight and are enjoyable to wear, plus plenty of room to grow. Shop now. 


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Babycup creates mini open cups for babies and young children, perfect for baby’s first Christmas or toddlers up to 2/2.5+yrs years old. These biodegradable cups look good and do good and are recommended by dentists and orthodontists as a healthy weaning essential to encourage sipping and support oral health.

Made in Britain, award-winning, and approved by the Oral Health Foundation, Babycup Sippeco First Cups are sized for little hands and mouths, to make sipping doable for first sips and for learning to drink from 6 months/weaning time onwards. Shop now. 


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The Baby Cot Shop

The Baby Cot Shop has a physical boutique located in Chelsea in London and an online shop, selling beautifully crafted furniture and homeware. Products are made by seasoned artisans using traditional methods of craftsmanship and eco-friendly materials.

Plus, you can find some really lovely gifts for both mum and baby, like their gorgeous new coffee table book and pregnancy journal ‘Becoming a Mama‘ pictured below. Shop now. 


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Posh Totty Designs

Posh Totty Designs is a Brighton-based jewellery brand and female-led small business with stores in both London and Brighton. The brand’s team of professional jewellers handcraft and personalise each piece to order in their coastal workshop using recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones, ensuring every piece of jewellery is unique. Shop here.

Smock London

On a mission to bring back traditional style, Smock London is a beautiful dress brand specialising in the art of smocking with a modern twist. They are also launching a limited edition of smocked nighties for Christmas featuring festive holly, bows and ribbon! Shop now. 

The Little Worne Store

The Little Worne Store, born out of the 2020 lockdown, offers beautiful hand-knitted knitwear in the form of cardigans, jumpers and Christmas stockings, with a personalised name of your choice stitched onto the back. Their aim is for all their products to be passed down over the years – think ‘slow fashion’ for babies! Shop now. 

Apoth and Co

Initially launched as a lip care brand, Apoth and Co is now expanding into skincare by introducing a collection of everyday, non-toxic skincare products for both morning and evening. Apoth and Co have featured in Grazia, Stylist and Sheerluxe, and are a favourite for celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge! Apoth has also been described as a ‘grammable brand’, making these products the perfect luxury Christmas gift. Shop now. 


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Finnsøn sells an eco-conscious range of parenting accessories, created by two mums looking for something that had a more sustainable ethos. The range consists of everything from large sized holdall all the way to wipe clean pouches that work just as well for babies as they do for makeup, phone and keys! All in timeless designs and prints. Shop now. 


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Etta Loves

Offering playmats, muslins, sensory strips, blankets and comforters in stylish monochrome patterns, Etta Love work with an orthoptist to support your baby’s visual and cognitive development. Each of the colours, scales and patterns are carefully chosen and will look different to your baby from week to week as their vision develops. The perfect small business gift for this Christmas. Shop now. 


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The Natural Gift Company

The Natural Gift Company is an independently owned ethical gift company, founded in 2017 by eco-entrepreneur Charity Nichols. Today, it is still run by Charity together with a team of creative women in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.

The company has recently rebranded and relaunched the range – with each giftset playing homage to small businesses and small batch suppliers that are beautiful on their own but are even better when put together! Shop here. 

Joiful Designs

These wearable long hot water bottles by Joiful Designs are a special gift for new mums. They are the ultimate self-care accessory, fantastic at easing aches and pains and keeping you snug and cosy. They can be strapped onto the body to allow you to be hands-free meaning relief and comfort whether nursing, nappy changing, cooking, playing, working, snuggling, or watching from the pitch sidelines; the opportunities are endless. Shop now. 

Mini & Moi

This gorgeous, independent luxury lifestyle store offers clothing, decor, toys and gifts for both mummy and baby – including some adorable matching items – with gifts mum will love like candles and cashmere socks. We especially love their beautiful gift boxes that make a wonderful gift this festive season. Shop now. 


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Heidi Rose London

Premium children’s lifestyle brand Heidi Rose offers a timeless range of planet-friendly accessories, décor and clothing with enchanting reversible patterns and reusable embroidered patches that allow each piece to be personalised. There’s everything from wands, crowns and capes to play mats and musical toys for boys and girls from newborn up to the age of seven. Shop now. 


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Something A Bit Different

For something a bit different – as the name would suggest! – this brand offers gorgeous canvas hospital bags as well as pre-packed hospital boxes that include items like slippers, baby hats and silk eye masks as well as essentials like breast pads and nappy bags – you can even choose your own items for your bag or box for a loved one. A wonderful choice for an expectant mum, or to treat yourself. Shop now. 

Rai Curated Baby

This London-based brand offers practical yet stylish essentials with perfect gifts for new parents such as 100% cotton muslins, as well as a curated selection of toys, teethers and cutlery alongside organic and handmade gifts like baby creams, soy candles, luxury hooded towels and much more. Shop now. 


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Small business, Sbri, sell beautiful personalised leather accessories, the perfect thoughtful gift! All Sbri accessories are designed and handmade in their UK studio from luxury, quality and sustainable British leather and every gift can be personalised with a name or initials. The range includes women’s purses, keyrings, and pet and travel accessories, available in a variety of bright colours, animal prints and floral patterns. Shop now. 

Jenny Wrencraft

With each product handmade by founder Jenny, this gorgeous selection of soft and cosy babywear is perfect for parents who are after unique outfits for their little one. Everything from bibs and leggings to dresses and hats come in adorable patterns like rainbows, bees and line-drawn animals in gentle cream, yellow and pink hues, with options for personalisation making them the perfect Christmas gift. Shop now. 


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Hope & Hart

Did you know most ultrasound scans are printed onto thermal paper, meaning they will eventually fade if left out in heat and light exposure? This is where Hope & Hart come in, offering ultra-unique baby scan embroideries. Founder Jenni personally stitches each one herself to ensure they are perfect, on a background colour of your choosing. A beautiful, thoughtful gift to keep forever for parents-to-be or to announce a pregnancy to family and loved ones. Shop now. 


Why not surprise a pregnant loved one – or treat yourself – with an award-winning hypnobirthing and antenatal course with Megan at Birth-ed for £40 – the ultimate unique and thoughtful Christmas gift? Megan offers online and in-person courses in London and Surrey and the course includes six hours of online video content, guided relaxation recordings, daily practice videos, private Facebook support groups and regular live Q&As. Shop now. 


Shō-moon refillable candles are handmade in small batches using sustainably sourced coconut & rapeseed wax, 100% pure essential oils and unbleached cotton wicks with an average burn time of 40 hours. The candles are vegan, non-toxic, and refillable. The perfect gift for health-conscious individuals.

Know a busy mum who needs to unwind? Each candle is aligned to an intention (calm, energise, flow) and comes with a 20-minute guided meditation aligned with the candle’s intention via a QR code under the candle lid. Shop here.

The Drifting Bear

For personalised gifts and homeware, The Drifting Bear is a wonderful choice to buy a small business gift from this Christmas. Designed in Devon, they offer stylish, contemporary gifts for all manner of occasions for the whole family, from ‘Baby’s First Christmas‘ baubles to personalised cushions, prints and pregnancy pressies. Shop now. 


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The Little Finery

Treat the little ones with a beautiful personalised cashmere piece this Christmas from small business The Little Finery. Creator of The Original Alpaca Liner® that makes for beautifully soft and cosy items, they offer personalised blankets, muslins, jumpers and hats as well as toy boxes for the littles as well as beautiful cashmere gift sets for mum. Shop now. 

Ivy & Noah

Inspire a child’s imagination with the gorgeous small business Ivy & Noah, who offer personalised decorations and accessories like crowns, banners, capes, aprons, quilts and fun teepees for bedrooms in a huge range of fabrics, patterns and colours to suit any age and gender. The perfect Christmas gift for a baby or toddler this year. Shop now. 

Pixie Dixie

All products by Pixie Dixie are made in the UK, sustainably sourced, produced and packaged as well as being the first Micro-fresh® children’s nightwear brand. The range includes pyjamas, nightdresses, sleepsuits, and blankets in beautiful and unique prints, from trains and dinosaurs to unicorns and safari animals. Shop here. 


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